Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

September 7, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Emmanuel Sanders was preparing to enter 2016 as one of the NFL's most underpaid receivers, but that's no longer the case.
The Denver Broncos and Sanders agreed to a new three-year extension Wednesday, per general manager John Elway:
NFL Network's James Palmer reported Sanders' three-year extension is worth $33 million, while ESPN's Adam Schefter added the deal includes $27 million in guarantees.
Sanders, 29, was due to make $5.6 million in base salary in 2016, per Spotrac. He was heading into the final season of the three-year, $15 million deal he originally signed with Denver as a free agent in 2014.
Known as a solid but mostly tertiary cog in Pittsburgh, Sanders emerged as a Pro Bowl playmaker with the Broncos. He was named to his first Pro Bowl team in 2014, setting new career highs with 104 catches and 1,404 yards as part of a high-octane attack. His numbers dipped last season (76 catches, 1,135 yards), as Peyton Manning's play precipitously dropped and the offe...

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